Saturday, December 08, 2007

Abortion and Spiritual Freedom


The Bible does not use the word "abortion"-- not a single time. If the Bible was intended as a life-guiding set of regulations, it leaves this important decision to the individual adult conscience.

When people are spiritual children, they must have every possible event listed, together with its "correct response." But, as people approach adulthood, they allow Love to move into their hearts and lives, and to guide their God-given conscience. Also, spiritual adults do not try to control other adults.

It is wrong, then, for ministers, priests, and pastors -- most of whom are
male -- to try to force women to conform to their notions of what is "right" and "wrong." Women, like men, must grow to be able to hear the voice of Goddess deep in their hearts.

God-- or Goddess-- is Love. People of Love view it as a sad and very regrettable tragedy when an abortion must occur. But we do not live, have never lived, in a simple world: Very few events are totally "black" or totally "white." There are many shades of "gray" in all human behaviors.

The so-called "pro-life" people are misnamed; this title implies that those who differ are "anti-life." But actually, anti-abortion" is also inaccurate, as it implies that others are "pro-abortion."

Probably no one is literally "pro-abortion." No one celebrates abortion, delighting in its occurrence. Abortion is a tragic nightmare that rips lives to pieces, creating great sadness and loss for everyone. So, I agree that the most accurate title for these people is "pro-choice."

For their enemies are truly "anti-choice." This is an anti-freedom stance that rips away a woman's freedom as an adult to choose. It places all grown, mature, wise women in the position of little girls, who must be "told" how to live. And who tells them? Not God or Holy Spirit, but men-- males who are so arrogant and full of themselves that they dare to invade a woman's most private and personal areas of life, thumping their Bibles.

Abortion, then, is really about a different issue entirely-- freedom of adult women to guide and form their own lives. Sometimes, abortion is even necessary for the survival of the mother.

Nature itself "aborts" millions through miscarriages. A fundamental question, very often ignored, is tied in with this issue, and that is the nature of biological life. Biological life is energized when a nonphysical Soul enters a physical body. Souls who cannot enter a body due to abortion are not destroyed or killed; they simply find a different, alternative, biological body. If it is their karma to enter our material world, they come here through (in) that body instead.

Freedom-- including life's most intimate ones-- is the gift of God (Love). No one has the right to take away this freedom, although the history of the orthodox church is largely a sad and terrible one of this invalid attempt. Jesus said, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (Jn. 8:32( The core-truth of the cosmos is God (Love) Itself, which said through Jesus, "I am... the truth."

No one should ever take away this gift of divine freedom. It is more precious than even political freedom, for which so many have given up their lives and fortunes.

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